I have SBC DSL (SBC gave me a 2Wire 1000SW DSL Modem), and needing to expand my network, I added a Netgear MR814v2 Wireless 4-Port router. I have read, and was also told by 2Wire support, that I needed to set one of the routers into a bridged mode so that only one router would control the IP assignments.
I do not see any setting on the Netgear router that allow for a bridged mode, if anyone knows of a way to do this let me know.
I would prefer to set the 1000SW into a bridged mode, and let the Netgear control the assignments and the opening of ports, etc... This is easy to do from the routers GUI, but perhaps I am not making additional changes in the configuration that are needed as well.
The problem is that when I connect the 2Wire to the Netgear (with a normal cat-5 cable) in bridged mode, the 2Wire does not seem to pass the IP information from the ISP to the Netgear router. I guess, one question I have: Do I need a crossover cable instead of a patch cable? Does anyone have any ideas?
Thank You. If you need more information, let me know...but if it is only a cabling problem... I will rasie the points if the solution requires it!
I appreciate your help!